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  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143308393
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

New Boy




A moving, funny new novel by one of Australia's best-loved authors.

Adjusting to a new country and a new school was never going to be easy for Herschelle. The food is strange, it's so different to South Africa and, worst of all, no one understands the Aussie slang he's learnt on the web.

But it's the similarities that make things really hard. Herschelle will have to confront racism, bullying and his own past before Australia can feel like home...

A moving, funny new novel by one of Australia's best-loved authors.

  • Pub date: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143308393
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Nick Earls

Nick Earls is the author of twenty books, including the bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses, Perfect Skin and World of Chickens. His work has been published internationally in English and in translation, and has won awards in the UK and Australia. Five of his novels have been adapted into plays and two into feature films. He was the founding chair of the Australian arm of the international aid agency War Child and is now a War Child ambassador.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Queensland Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2015 • Children's Book

  • Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature

    Highly commended • 2016 • Younger Readers

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Winner • 2016 • 8–10 Years


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